The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) recently revealed the finalists for the Seventh Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. They were all peer-nominated and the winners will be announced Sunday, November 10 at the GRACE Awards Gala to be held at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.
Mara Davis, co‐host of Atlanta Eats, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. The GRA will also honor this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Steve Nygren of Serenbe.
Congrats and Good Luck to Midtown's own, Chef Ford Fry!
2013 GRACE AWARDS FINALISTS
Restaurateur of the Year
Archna Becker, Bhojanic
Jamie Durrence, Local 11ten, Perch, The Public Kitchen & Bar
Ford Fry, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist, King + Duke
Industry Partner of the Year
Jackson Lewis LLP NetFinancials, Inc.
Distinguished Service Award
Debby Cannon, Georgia State University
Charles H. Kuck, Kuck Immigration Partners LLC
Sam Zamarripa & Dan Moody, The Essential Economy Council
The Innovator Award
Kennesaw State University
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Steve Nygren, Serenbe
Chairman’s Award Winner
Michele L. Stumpe, Taylor English Duma LLP